Lisa Dodd


I was born in Montreal, Canada and moved west to Alberta in the 70’s.  Influenced by many different types of music, I grew up listening to Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Fleetwood Mac, Tanya Tucker, Harry Belafonte and Elton John but the voice that influenced me most was that of Brian Dodd, my father.  As far back as I remember he sang at my birthday parties, taught me my first three chords on an old Kay acoustic guitar and generally kept my life in harmony.  I began singing in Dad’s country band at age 16 and a short time later stepped into the full time bass player's spot.

As kids do, I wanted to venture out on my own, and eventually formed my own country/rock/pop band.  We toured heavily all over North America for 10 years and, in between my own gigs, I freelanced for various other bands.  I also spent time in the studio recording three of my own projects and occasionally tracking back up vocals for local artists. I still freelance, take studio gigs and perform locally with my own band whenever my touring schedule permits.

These days, pandemic restrictions permitting, I play bass and sing harmony vocals for Canadian recording artist and multiple Canadian Country Music Association award winner, Gord Bamford.  We tour extensively all over North America and perform at dozens of festivals opening for top country artists including Miranda Lambert, Reba McIntyre, Alabama, Lady Antebellum & Keith Urban.  Besides touring Canada and the United States, I have been fortunate enough to tour and perform in Australia, Switzerland, France, Italy and Mexico.  In 2012, I very proudly became the first female to win the Canadian Country Music Association award for Bass Player of the Year. Repeating that honour in 2015, 2019 and 2020, I am still the only woman to hold the title of CCMA Bass Player of the Year.  Closer to home, I was the first recipient of the Association for Country Music in Alberta's Musician of the Year award in 2016.

Something that has been pushed to the back burner is singing with Vinyl Hampdin, a rocked out, incredibly funky, jaw dropping, epic ear candy, thriller of a band and the most talented group of jazz and pop musicians that has ever existed.  We released our first music in 2017 and have a lot more in the works! Please check out our Facebook page and give us a listen, a like, a follow, a share!

I love every single thing about the musician’s life, the traveling, the performing, the excitement and especially, the people.